Woman Randomly Shot From Mile Away

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Van Buren ShootingHARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A woman attending a 3-year-old’s birthday party found her pop can exploded suddenly, only to find that a bullet went through the can and straight into her arm from a mile away.

According to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department, the 34-year-old woman was shot at 71000 block of 62nd Street in Hartford Township on Saturday at around 7:45 p.m.. The woman was attending a small party in the back yard when all of a sudden her pop can exploded. A moment later, it was discovered that a bullet went through the can and into her arm.

The victim was later taken to the Watervliet Hospital with the bullet still stuck in her arm. She is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies also discovered that the bullet had come from a considerable distance away and was from no one anywhere near the party. An investigation of the area revealed the bullet had been accidentally fired from over a mile away from a target practice. Deputies found the location where the gun was shot from, but the subject had already left the scene and may now be in St. Joseph.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputies made contact with the subject and found it was a high-powered rifle that may be the weapon involved. The weapon was seized and taken to the station for investigation.

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